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About the artist

Loredana Messina, was born in Palermo, Sicily. She was a pupil at the Maria Adelaide public school progressing to study Law at the University of Palermo. She currently lives in London from where she teaches Italian. Her passion for art has become her great interest in life.

She is a self taught artist whose art started in the expressionist painting genre progressing into textile printing. Her art is realized on different media and printed on various fabrics (cotton, silk, etc.), creating highly appreciated designs.

Landscapes, seascapes and street scenes are Loredana’s favoured subjects which she portrays with great spontaneity to immediately evoke magical vibrations and fresh atmospheres. Her works are formally casual, with delicate colours that play and live freely in their own rhythm, providing spacious musical horizons, full of charm and intimate emotions.

The artist has a clean and modular style, with a fluid and secure gestured capacity to convey an extraordinary, spontaneous and instinctive serenity. Recently, her creativity has lead her into the world of abstractionism where her strong and contrasting colour bands give free reign to her imagination.

While over the years Loredana has concentrated on commission work, lately she has resolved to make herself more visible in the art world. In 2013 Loredana was invited to participate, and then became a commission selected finalist, in the International Art Competition organized by the Taiwan International Contemporary Arts Association. Her two commission selected works can be viewed by following this link: http://www.arts.org.tw/2013/eng/result.html

Manifestly, the selected works, known as “Sutera: Rabato Antico” and “Villaggio Antico” are also published on this site. The originals of the two works were on show from 3rd to 6th May 2013 at the Taipei A.R.T Revolution show held at the Taipei World Trade Centre.

Further international presence has been bestowed upon the artist in exhibitions and on contemporary art sites in North America, Germany and Australia that have both curated and featured a number of her works giving her pride of place on the front page.

The artist remarks that while painting has provided her manifold satisfaction over the years, she realizes that it is time to embark on new ventures. Firstly in making her work more widely visible and secondly by harnessing digital technology to compliment the classical oil on canvas base and so produce re-mastered mixed media and abstract paintings giving rise to fresh, young and contemporary work.

Lately the artist has become established in the printed textile sector with her works being reproduced on silk, cotton, etc to produce creative dresses, scarves and other items of clothing. Cited by the specialized press, her works appear in various public and private collections. Her works have always attracted great attention and sincere admiration for both chromatic finesse and compositional gesture.

Some of her works are in private collections in America, Europe and the Far East.

 Some of Loredana's recent exhibitions:-

2018


October

An evening dress featuring my design, "An iconic bridge"on show in Venice

presented by B&20 Events

September

Presentation of my designs at Milano Fashion Week organized by Paolo Distaso

and B&20 Events

July

Exhibition "The great Italian art in London" at The Crypt Galley, London

organized by Spoleto Arte

July

Paolo Distaso and B&20 Events showcase my designs in Monte Carlo.

July

Presentation in London of my new designs for Spring/Summer 2019 collection

2017


25 Sept

Inaugural presentation of my designs at Milan Fashion Week, FIFTYFIVE 55,

Milan, Italy 

15-20 Jul

Venice Biennale 2017 at the studio of the late Emilio Vedova, Artist.

3-28 June

International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "WORLD WIDE ART SHOW -

NEW YORK CITY 2017,       New York            

8 June

Run for the Cure Foundation, Italian Embassy, Tokyo

22 April to

5  May

Solo Exhibition at Globalart Gallery, Bari, Italy

March

Exhibition “ La solitudine nell'era della comunicazione” at Bari, Italy

Dec 16 to

Jan 17

Exhibition GlobalArt at Comune di Caiazzo, Caserta, Italy

Oct to​

Jan 17

Three month exhibition at Le Dame Gallery, London

2016


Nov. 

Exhibition “Sfida tra talenti 2016” Bari, Italy

Sept.

Part 4 Festival International Globalart at Castello Angioino di Mola -Ba

Sept.

Part 3 Festival International Globalart at Torre Pelosa (Ba)

Sept.

Part 2 Festival International Globalart at Castello Svevo di Termoli

July

Exhibition Global Party - Part 1 International Festival at Torre a Mare (Ba);

Curated by Dr Rosa Di Donna

June to 

Sept.

Exhibition at Le Dame Gallery at Melia White House Hotel-London

March-

April

International Art Exhibition “Il narcisismo e l’incapacita’ di amare.

 Il piacere di amare fino a confondersi” at Globalart Gallery

Joint First prize for expressionism awarded for the painting "Trust Who?"

February

Exhibition “Sfida tra talenti” at the Globalart Gallery, Bari

2015


December

IV Festival: GLOBALART INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE , curated by

Dr Rosa Didonna- at Maccaroneria Di Gragnano (NA )

October

Exhibition “ Art Shopping Carrousel du Louvre”, Palais Royal, Musée du Louvre- Paris

Sept

International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Castello Svevo, Termoli- Italy, curated by Rosa Didonna

August

To mark Expo 2015 Exhibition at the atelier of Maestro Aniello Saravo

in BRERA- Milan

May

“Pensieri per L’arte” collective exhibition at Casa del Rigoletto, Mantova  

March

Prized contestant at the International Competition, Solito Posto Solita Ora,

held at the Globalart Gallery, Noicattaro, Bari   

March

Painting “Colourburst” is published in the book “Pensieri Per L’arte” written by

Marta Lock 

2014


December

Exhibition of International Contemporary Arts “Joyful Colors 4 Christmas” ,

at Domus Romana, Rome   

November

“Punti di vista” International Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Complesso Dei

Dioscuri, Quirinale, Rome 

October

Collective exhibition “Shades of art”, at Emmediarte, Santo Stefano Belbo,

Cuneo, Italy 

August

Exhibition of contemporary art, “SIGISMUND, ANNO DELL’INCONTRO

EUROPEO”, to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Concil of Constance

(1414) in the exhibition hall: BURGERSAAL- St.-Stephans-PLatz. Konstanz,

(DE)  

April

Collective Art Exhibition, “Color Immersion”, at Domus Talenti, Rome

March

Collective Art Exhibition, “Percorsi D’arte”, at Complesso Museale L’Agostiniana,

Piazza del Popolo, Rome

February

Collective Art Exhibition,“ArteINSanremo” at the Teatro Ariston, Sanremo,

Italy

January

Collective Art Exhibition, Mani Per Creare, at Spazi 85, Rome

2013


December

Art Carousel, Contemporary Art Exhibition, London  

June

Collective “Affordable Arts Exhibition” at Vibe Gallery, London.

May

Finalist at Taipei International Contemporary Art Competition organized by

the Taiwan International Contemporary Arts Association and exhibition at

the Taipei World Trade Centre  

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